Thailand's auto production down 6.43 pct in September

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-21 18:39:00|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's auto producers churned out 140,038 vehicles in September, down 6.43 percent from a year earlier, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said Thursday.

Auto sales at domestic market fell 19.1 percent year on year in September to 56,871 units. However, auto sales on the export market rose 15.47 percent to 73,831 units because of lockdown easing and economic recovery in international market, according to the FTI.

On a monthly basis, however, auto production increased 34.47 percent from August, supported by rising demands in international markets as many countries have begun to ease their lockdown restriction measures.

In the first nine months of this year, the country's auto production totaled 1.21 million units, an increase of 25.93 percent from the same period of last year.

Thailand is a regional auto production and export base. During the January-September period, it exported 699,682 finished vehicles, up 37.38 percent year on year and equivalent to 57.73 percent of total production, according to the FTI data. Enditem

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